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Trickster Literary Journal


TRICKSTER 2021 will focus on work on the “new normal” created by the COVID-19 pandemic. In keeping with the theme, this year’s journal will be an online edition.

Trickster is a literary journal published yearly by Northern New Mexico College. We are looking for unpublished poetry, fiction, nonfiction, artwork, and any combination therein. The landscape and cultures of northern New Mexico shape our perspective, but we’re excited to accept original work about our current theme.

The year 2020 took the world by surprise as we adapted to new ways of living our lives safely. We have adjusted to doing things differently as we quarantine and practice social distancing. We have found new, creative ways to respond to the pandemic and to each other. There is even a new vocabulary for the new era. Tell us about your experience of the “new normal,” about your unique, compelling experiences, the challenges you face and what you have learned along the way. Tell us about your “blursdays” as you deal with “The Rona,” socialize through virtual happy hours, work from home (WFH), learn remotely, stand in lines, and distance from loved ones.

  • Limit prose to 5,000 words; send up to five poems.
  • Send multiple submissions in one document and please number your pages.
  • Email work as a .doc or .rtf file to: trickster@nnmc.edu.
  • Attach artwork as a high-res (300ppi) jpg, tif, or pdf.
  • Include a 50-word bio separately, in third-person voice.
  • All submissions are read anonymously. Include your name, address, and title of work(s) only in the body of the email. No identifying information should appear on the manuscript.
  • Simultaneous submissions are accepted, but please let us know immediately if work is accepted elsewhere.

DEADLINE for submissions is MAY 14, 2021

Northern’s Department of Language and Letters released the first issue of Trickster in 2014, making the 2021 edition the sixth annual publication. The perspective of the journal is shaped by the landscape and cultures of northern New Mexico, but especially welcomes original work on the current theme. Submissions for Trickster are reviewed and selected by student editors with the guidance of faculty advisors. Publication of the journal is supported entirely by sales and community fundraising.

For more information, contact:

Dr. Heather Winterer
NNMC Department of Language & Letters
(505) 747-2247

Issues of Trickster 2020 Crossing Borders and other back issues are available for $8.00!
Email trickster@nnmc.edu

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